2016 Global Business Challenge Recap

Virtual Enterprises International's 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 18, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Virtual Enterprises International’s 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 18, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

On April 18, 2016, 300 students from 8 countries went from strangers to colleagues in one of the world’s most amazing events for business students. Students were tasked with reviewing a business case study about Sony’s Playstation 4. The teams served as a consultant to the head of Marketing for the Sony PS4 to help develop a strategy to deal with important decisions that lay ahead for the company.

Keynote speakers were Michael Katz, Senior Partner of Sterling Equities and Ben Kassoy, Editor-in-Chief of DoSomething.org.

Thank you to all students, teachers, administrators, judges, staff, business mentors and partners, volunteers, parents, and our host United Federation of Teachers.

View the 2016 Youth Business Summit Booklet for full list of participants.

Top 6 Teams
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Top 6 Teams

Team 28 – First Place

Osama Ashraf, New York
Quinn McCoy, Illinois
Luca Medioli, Brazil
Cassandra Medlin, North Carolina
Isaiah Momplaisir, New York
Andi Nabilla Maharani Putri, Indonesia
Yannick Saum, Germany
Richard Ruan, California
Ashley Singleton, Tennessee

Team 12 – Second Place

Marrissa Aragon, California
Aliza Camacho, California
Alicia Davis, North Carolina
John Dunning, North Carolina
Yoan Ivanov, Bulgaria
Antonescu Carol Mihai, Romania
Steffani Obregon, New York
Vanessa Potetz, Austria
Shahira Noerdin Prijosoesilo, Indonesia
Annie Quito, New York

Team 16 – Third Place

Diana Alvarez, New York
Roni Angel, New York
Deena Attal, New York
Camila Gama Campana Gomide, Brazil
Noah Hannon, South Carolina
Michael Hazan, Florida
Raegan Kvadas, South Carolina
Muhammad Pradhana Prianda, Indonesia
Pavel Stefanov, Bulgaria

Team 5

Melissa Anne Bernal, Florida
Rafael Martins Carvalho, Brazil
Noah Chu, Tennessee
Aaron Green, Michigan
Chase Harris, North Carolina
Agassi Revano Harsya, Indonesia
Christopher Ortiz, California
Leonie Roedele, Germany
Melissa Tsurnovic, Austria

Team 8

Mario Alexandrov, Bulgaria
Sherise Ali, New York
Eylem Sertkan, Austria
Lisa Borchardt, Germany
Nicola Adina Gabriela, Romania
Erica Larsen, New York
Makena McMullin, California
Jared Snider, California

Team 24

Anabel Adjei, New York
Eduarda Amine Sales Barbosa, Brazil
Noelle Cho, California
Nile Demery, North Carolina
Deven Fernandez, Florida
David Ildefonso, New York
Taylor Jeffrey, Texas
Hugo Nugraha, Indonesia
Michelle Rigohrt, Germany
Sammy Verbick, Michigan


Photos

Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Holmes. Full galleries coming soon.